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Ice cream treat is dairy-delicious

August 21, 2007|By ERIN CANFIELD / Washington County Dairy Princess

As the end of summer nears, we still have time to enjoy that cold, delicious dairy treat we all love - ice cream!

Eating ice cream is an easy way to consume a serving of dairy.

It's proven that consuming three servings of dairy products, such as milk, cheese, yogurt and ice cream, will help kids build strong bones and help teenagers and adults prevent osteoporosis and high blood pressure.

One serving of ice cream is equal to a scoop the size of a tennis ball.

The added sugar in ice cream is one reason not to eat too much ice cream, but the calcium and other nutrients it contains makes it a healthy desert to occasionally enjoy.

So here's a recipe for your family to enjoy and remember to get your 3-A-DAY of DAIRY everyday.

Got dairy questions? E-mail Erin at: WCdairyprincess@aol.com




Peppermint Patty Ice Cream Pops



Ingredients

1 cup mint chocolate chip ice cream (softened)*
8 (2 1/2 inch) chocolate covered peppermint patties*
4 Popsicle sticks
1/4 cup chocolate sprinkles

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Directions

Layer 1/4 cup ice cream between two peppermint patties, bottom sides in. Press down lightly so ice cream oozes outside edges of patties. Repeat with remaining ice cream and patties. Freeze on wax paper lined tray for 15 minutes. Insert Popsicle sticks 1 inch into ice cream. Freeze again for 30 minutes. Roll ice cream edges in chocolate sprinkles. Serve immediately.

**This recipe can be substituted with Oreo's and Cookies & Cream flavored ice cream, or any of your favorites.

- Recipe by Erin Canfield

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